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I certainly missed it anyways.

 

The title on the 'News' tab of the website read 'The First German Carrier'.

 

Does this imply that there will be another? What designs existed?

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12 minutes ago, pewpewpew42 said:

I certainly missed it anyways.

 

The title on the 'News' tab of the website read 'The First German Carrier'.

 

Does this imply that there will be another? What designs existed?

I don't know all of them, but @dseehafer can certainly tell of a few of them.

 

Of note from my memory is the 5th Admiral Hipper class, Seydlitz, was to be converted to a carrier named Wesser.

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There was a plan to convert the Ocean Liner Europa to one as well. But it never came to fruition 

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Various 'flugzeugkreuzers', almost enough to implement a whole line of designed-but-never-built carriers.

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33 minutes ago, pewpewpew42 said:

I certainly missed it anyways.

 

The title on the 'News' tab of the website read 'The First German Carrier'.

 

Does this imply that there will be another? What designs existed?

Well if you think about it, 10 years down the road this game might have all the ships.

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Just now, pck3 said:

Well if you think about it, 10 years down the road this game might have all the ships.

only if they give up on the paper ones first, seems we see more of them than real ones

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16 minutes ago, Doomlock said:

I don't know all of them, but @dseehafer can certainly tell of a few of them.

 

Of note from my memory is the 5th Admiral Hipper class, Seydlitz, was to be converted to a carrier named Wesser.

 

Yes, there were several.

 

You know the French tier 6 premium cruiser De Grasse?? During WWII her incomplete hull was captured by the Germans who planned to convert her into a carrier.

 

Image result for de grasse carrier

 

 

 

As has been mentioned, they also planned to convert the giant ocean liner Europa, though, tests showed that she would have stability problems, so the project was cancelled. Shame... had she been converted she'd have been the longest warship of WWII at more than 950' in length.

 

Image result for europa carrier

 

 

Then there's Eugen's sister Seydlitz who was 95% complete when the order came to convert her into a carrier....

 

Image result for wesser carrier

 

 

The liners Gneisenau and Potsdam were also to be converted...

 

Image result for jade carrier

 

 

And of course, there were several original designs that the German drew up.... here's the point, with the exception of tier 10.. if WG wanted to they could make an entire German CV line out of ships that actually existed and were at one point or another going to be converted into aircraft carrier, most of whom work had even started on.

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